My friend Marny's son turned seven this week and here's the card that I made for him.
I am sure some of my scrapbook friends recognize the paper on top. It is from a few years ago but mixed with some newer embellishments it was perfect for a boy's birthday card. Here are a few detail shots.
And what do you do when you realize that you have no birthday wrapping paper in the house...you use kraft paper and decorate it of course.
Here's another birthday card that I made for my friend Shannon for her birthday!
Here it is my last post in my baby shower fever series. The favors and decorations that I made for Kristen's shower. Thanks Kristen for helping me put the favors together. I don't think I could have filled all those jars myself!
Shower favors, inspired by this idea and this idea.
All packed and ready to go!
Basket for thank you envelopes an idea that I borrowed from Carol and Leah's shower.
Please leave a message or wish for baby Cronin. I got this idea from here.
Cupcakes, extra favors and tissue paper pom pom! Cupcakes! Favors!Pom Pom!
Baby Boy Banner (and yes it is the same one I used here)
Tables with favors and decorations!
And this concludes my baby shower fever series. If you made it this far thank you for sticking with me. You can find the other posts in my series through these links Take 1, Take 2, Take 3,Take 4 and Take 5.
Today is my last baby shower post for this week. Today I am sharing decorations. When I saw these on my sister Francine's blog I just knew I wanted to use them for something and I got the perfect opportunity with the baby shower we had for the girls at the Museum.
Francine had originally posted about these printable bunting letters here on Craft Gossip. These are so great! It took me less than an hour to print and put them together with some bakers twine...gotta love that bakers twine.
The clouds and circles on the tables were shapes that I cut with my Silhouette either using the regular cut feature or the print and cut feature. My Silhouette is really paying for itself finally!! You can also see how my cupcakes were displayed.
Thanks for sticking with me this week. You can view the previous posts here, here and here!I do have another shower coming up at the end of May and will share anything new I do for that one then.
Continuing with my baby shower theme this week here is some more baby crafting.
Baby boy card.
Baby girl card.
I am definitely using my stash. Everything I used for these cards (with the exception of the bakers twine) has been in my stash for at least a year and in some cases much, much longer. This just goes to show that you don't always need the newest and brightest to create wonderful pieces.
I also made these cute altered canvases for my friends. One is having a girl and one a boy and they both have nicknames for them as they are keeping their names a secret until the babies are born.
These were super easy to make. I found the boy and girl sheep in the Silhouette shape shop. They were originally done so that you cut the pieces from different colored cardstock or patterned paper but I decided to simplify my life and use the print and cut feature on the Silhouette. To do this I ungrouped the shape and then used the fill feature to color each section and also changed the line color to match. Then it was just a matter of sending to my printer, and then cutting the printed pieces out with the Silhouette. I painted the canvases with acrylic paint, glues the pieces to the canvas using Paper Modge Podge and also coated the completed piece with Modge Podge to seal them. The letters are vinyl Thickers that I have had forever.
Thanks for looking and check out yesterdays post for some other ideas.
Two of my friends are having babies this summer and Saturday and Monday was a whirl wind of baby showers for them. Over the coming days I will be sharing the stuff that I whipped up for the various festivities.
Basket that I decorated for Carol and Leah
I bought a plain basket at Joann's and added the pink ribbon and bow using glue to adhere it.
The washcloth bouquet was an idea that I found on Pinterest. I cut the cone and the circular embellishment with my Silhouette and then added the ribbon to finish it off.
After putting everything into the basket it looked like it was missing something, that's when the idea to do a bunting came to me, because after all buntings make everything more festive. The bunting is made from washi tape and bakers twine and I used a straw slipped over a wooden skewer as the poles.
Finally, the gift tag. Once more I used the Silhouette to cut tags from two different patterned papers and then cut those in half along the diagonal. Using the top from one paper and the bottom from the other I reassembled the tag added the ribbon and bakers twine, the embellishments, and the letter stickers.
Here's another view of the completed basket.
Thanks for looking and come back tomorrow to see more baby inspired projects!